The USDA forest service has announced that it is awarding two $250,000 grants for use in the development of wood innovation projects. The first grant is awarded to the Mississippi Forestry Foundation for the construction of a Forestry Educational and Utilization Center that will showcase mass timber and other innovative wood building materials. The second grant is awarded to Mississippi State University for a project to develop the preservative-treatment procedures for industrial cross-laminated timber mats composed of southern yellow pine lumber. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen said, “Markets for wood products are key to supporting sustainable management and restoration of our nation’s forested lands. We can keep both public and private forests healthy and resilient by fostering economic opportunities around wood products.”
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